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Part One

Part One

Series Episode Number: 546

World Premiere: Sat 31 Jan 1981 - 5:09pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 20 Dec 1981 - 11:00pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 5 seconds

7.60 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 72 () (UK)




The Keeper of Traken is nearing the end of his long reign. Fearing a terrible evil is about to threaten the peace and harmony of his world, he requests the Doctor's help.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterJohnny Byrne
DirectorJohn Black
ProducerJohn Nathan-Turner
Executive ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerTony Burrough
Script EditorChristopher H Bidmead
Title SequenceSid Sutton
Costume DesignerAmy Roberts
Make-up ArtistNorma Hill
LightingDon Babbage
SoundJohn Holmes
Technical ManagerBob Hignett
Senior CameramanAlec Wheal
Videotape EditorRod Waldron
Visual Effects DesignerPeter Logan
Video EffectsDave Chapman
Vision MixerNigel Finnis
Production AssistantAlan Wareing
Production Unit ManagerAngela Smith
Director's AssistantJean Davis
Assistant Floor ManagerLynn Richards
Incidental MusicRoger Limb
Special SoundDick Mills
Grams OperatorAndrew Hunter (uncredited)
Floor AssistantLaura Gilbert (uncredited)
Show Working SupervisorChick Hetherington (uncredited)
Properties BuyerRobert Fleming (uncredited)
Lighting ChargehandJohn Morin (uncredited)
Lighting ChargehandPeter Pearse (uncredited)
Artist BookingNansi Davies (uncredited)
Studio EngineerGeorge Kinross (uncredited)
Studio EngineerDave Murphy (uncredited)
GraphicsIan Hewett (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantSallie Jaye (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantVanessa Poulton (uncredited)
Design AssistantJane Clement (uncredited)
Production SecretaryJane Judge (uncredited)
Title MusicRon Grainer (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerPeter Howell (uncredited)